1. Relative normalcy. Functioning in my life.
2. OMG - big- old - triggery - TRIGGER!!
3. Freak out, cry, get mad - whatever the flavor of the day is.
4. WH apologizes, holds me, helps calm me down, answers questions etc.
5. I slowly get my feet back on the ground, might be quick or might take days. Achieve relative normalcy, then...
Repeat, repeat, repeat! Enough already!
On the upside, we're getting pretty good at this after all the practice. Blech.